Yesterday Martha Edwards posted the following on the “health and fitness blog” That’s Fit:
We often forget about soda’s equally harmful cousin, juice. Sure, juice contains nutrients that soda is missing, but they share a number one ingredient: sugar. It might even be fair to say that juice is merely a type of non-fizzy soda aimed at children. [link]
Um. Soda comes from a factory. Juice comes from trees (bushes too). And I like juice so I’ve got juice’s back on this one. Of course look to see that it is actually juice. (I call double shenanigans on Martha’s weak response that “Kool-aid counts as juice.” I don’t think so. And I think kids understand the difference between fruit juice and fruit drink. Juice tastes like a fruit while drink tastes like a color. Remember those green foil capped containers of purple, green, red, and orange drinks? I think they’re basically un-frozen freeze pops, myself.)
Juice bad for you? I don’t think so. Make sure it’s juice and isn’t loaded with extra sweeteners and don’t drink a gallon a day and you’ll be fine. But a glass here and there over the course of a day? Tasty and nutritious.
Juice: Definitely a valued part of The Blog Diet.